Validated GCSE results for 2010, released by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) this week, have confirmed that South Gloucestershire pupils performed better than ever.
Results show that around 75% of students achieved grades 5 A* to C, an increase of just over six per cent (compared with 2009). And around 56% of students achieved 5 A* to C grades including English and maths, an improvement of 6.6% which is double the national rate of improvement.
The council and schools have focused on this improvement as a priority to ensure that every young person does as well as they possibly can, and the results reflect the hard work of pupils and school staff, and the support and encouragement that students get from their families.
Councillor Sheila Cook, executive member for children and young people, said: “The council has identified educational achievement as one of its highest priorities and so these results are extremely encouraging.”
“The results are also a testament to the dedication of our teachers, non-teaching staff, school governors, parents and carers who are committed to helping our young people achieve their full potential and a reflection of the hard work that our students put into gaining these important qualifications.”
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Source: South Gloucestershire